Medical Research

Faculty of Medicine

Master of Science (MSc)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


This program is designed for persons who will become clinical specialists, but who plan careers as clinician scientists. The program allows the MD graduate to concentrate primarily on thesis research in Medical Sciences and to bridge the gap between clinical and basic medical research. In addition, the program offers training in clinical research.

Program Requirements

There will be a minimum requirement of one-half credit in the discipline most relevant to the research project. Additional courses may be required to provide the knowledge base required for the thesis research. In addition, regular contributions to, and attendance at, a Journal Club and a Seminar series, will be a requirement to ensure a firm grounding in experimental methods.

Admission Requirements

Candidates must satisfy the general requirements for admission to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. All students must have an MD degree from an LCME accredited Medical School and candidates must be currently registered in a Canadian Royal College Accredited Residency Program, a Residency Program in the College of Family Physicians of Canada or hold positions as a clinical fellow at a Canadian teaching hospital.

Contact Information

Subject Code: MEDR
Tel: 902-494-3886
Address: Room C-203, Clinical Research Centre, 5849 University Avenue, Halifax, NS, Canada, B3H 4H7
Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Michael Bezuhly
Graduate Coordinator Tel: 902-470-8168
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